BOOKS RECEIVED: Mary E. Stuckey, “Voting Deliberatively: FDR and the 1936 Presidential Campaign” (Penn State UP, 2015)
The 1932 election of Franklin Delano Roosevelt seemed to hold the promise of Democratic domination for years to come. However, leading up to the 1936 election, persistent economic problems, a controversial domestic agenda, and the perception of a weak foreign… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Esmee Quodbach, ed., “Holland’s Golden Age in America: Collecting the Art of Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Hals” (Penn State UP, 2014)
Americans have long had a taste for the art and culture of Holland’s Golden Age. As a result, the United States can boast extraordinary holdings of Dutch paintings. Celebrated masters such as Rembrandt van Rijn, Johannes Vermeer, and Frans Hals… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Ann-Janine Morey, “Picturing Dogs, Seeing Ourselves: Vintage American Photographs” (Penn State UP, 2014)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Dogs are as ubiquitous in American culture as white picket fences and apple pie, embracing all the meanings of wholesome domestic life family, fidelity, comfort, protection, nurturance, and love as well as symbolizing some… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Samantha Baskind, “Jewish Artists and the Bible in 20th-Century America” (Penn State UP, 2014)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Jack Levine, George Segal, Audrey Flack, Larry Rivers, and R. B. Kitaj have long been considered central artists in the canon of twentieth-century American art: Levine for his biting paintings and prints of social… Read More
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